A human brain

the Amazing Neuroplastic Brain

On Folk U: Join Host Manda Aufochs Gillespie and Howard Eaton in discussion about the Amazing Neuroplastic Brain.

What if learning disabilities were not lifelong and cognitive degeneration avoidable?

Join neighbour Howard Eaton of the famed Eaton Arrowsmith school.

Eaton will share his lifetime of experience in the field of brain plasticity, including: proving learning disabilities don’t have to be lifelong, and other research into learning disabilities from the school he founded: Eaton Arrowsmith at UBC; the connection between aerobic exercise and Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF); mindfulness and importance of developing attention for neuroplatic change; targeted cognitive challenges such as learning languages or novel skills such as chess that work on spatial awareness and reasoning; how the brain ages; recent studies using fMRI and cognitive assessments and large scale brain network studies; brain injuries and cognitive rehabilitation.

Top photo credit: A human brain Photo by Rev314159 via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2,0 License)

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